Issuu on Google+

AUGUST 16, 2012

|

PECOS LIFESTYLES & ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE

|

FREE

The Unity Center:

The Show Must Go On

RFAL Juried Art Show

Hemlock

The Turtle Marathon


Roswell Daily Record

ROOTS & BOOTS

9

Thursday, August 16, 2012 Volume 19, Issue 16

JOE DIFFIE,AARON TIPPIN & SAMMY KERSHAW

OCTOBER 6 ĉ đ     ĸĂĆ

8

RAY STEVENS

13

Pull-out Entertainment Calendar....................................................................5 - 11

On Tap.........................................................................................................................9 Hemlock

OCTOBER 13 ĉ đ     ĸĂĆ

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

For tickets visit InnoftheMountainGods.com or call 800-545-9011

Mescalero, NM near Ruidoso |

In The Spotlight 25th annual Turtle Marathon....................................................................................3 Dragonfly Photo Workshop......................................................................................4 The Unity Center........................................................................................................8 RFAL Juried Art Show.............................................................................................13

History.......................................................................................................................15 John Chisum - Part 2

UFOlogy....................................................................................................................16 Should UFO Enthusiasts Be Stoned to Death?

V I S I O N M A G A Z I N E S TA F F

PLAINS PARK MERCHANTS

Service - Free Parking - Quality Products At The Following Merchants: DFN Computers & Internet Farmer’s Country Market Lopez Insurance Agency Just Cuts Beauty Shop La Familia Care Center Bank of the Southwest

Postal Annex (Located in Just Cuts) Plains Park Beauty Shop Roswell Community Little Theatre H N R Nutrition

Watch the “ Park� for new business coming soon Located on West Hobbs at Union and Washington. Serving Roswell for over 40 years.

Your friendly neighborhood center

Rey Berrones Editor Sandra Martinez and Steve Stone Ad Designers Charles Fischer Publisher

For advertising information, call 622-7710.

Correspondence: Vision Magazine welcomes correspondence, constructive criticism and suggestions for future topics. Mail correspondence to Vision Magazine, P.O. Drawer 1897, Roswell, N.M. 88202-1897 or vision@roswell-record.com. Submissions: Call 622-7710, ext. 309, for writers’ guidelines. Vision Magazine is not responsible for loss or damage to unsolicited materials.

Vision Magazine is published twice a month at 2301 N. Main St., Roswell, N.M. The contents of the publication are Copyright 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record and may not be reprinted in whole or part without written permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. One copy of each edition is provided to 13,000 weekday subscribers to the Roswell Daily Record in the first and third Friday newspaper of each month. An additional 3,000 to 5,000 copies are made available free of charge to county residents and visitors and select site newsstands, and direct mailed to non-subscribers in the retail trade zone. Subscriptions are available by mail for $2 a month or free through subscription to the Roswell Daily Record. The Roswell Daily Record and Vision Magazine are represented nationally by Paper Companies Inc.

e-mail: vision@rdrnews.com facebook: facebook.com/PecosVisionMagazine www: rdrnews.com/?page_id=215


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Runners at the finish line of a past Turtle Marathon.

Steve Notz Photo

The 25th annual Turtle Marathon

Vanessa Kahin Vistas Editor

Once dubbed the “smallest marathon in the world,” its name may lead people to believe it’s also the slowest race of all time. But given its growing numbers and the serious funds it has raised for multiple sclerosis, the annual Turtle Marathon is bigger than its simple name suggests. With a name that alludes to the Aesop fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the 25th annual Turtle Marathon and Labor Day 5k is set to take place Sept. 3. A popular local event that currently attracts hundreds of runners, the race was once as unassuming as its moniker. Only about 10 runners participated in the event when it first began, said Bob Edwards, who THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

leads the Roswell Runner’s Club and helps organize the marathon. “(The Turtle Marathon) started as a training race for the Duke City Marathon,” Edwards said. The Duke City Marathon, an annual race in Albuquerque, takes place in October, so as a training tool, the Turtle Marathon was scheduled for September. Those who finished the Turtle Marathon got a T-shirt depicting a turtle. Those who didn’t finish got a Tshirt with an upside down turtle on it. Edwards said the T-shirts were an inside joke for the small group of runners who were all close friends. However, now that the marathon has significantly grown, long gone are the days when those who did

not finish the race got a Tshirt emblazoned with an upside down turtle. Four events in one, the Turtle Marathon includes a full marathon, a half marathon, a 5k run and a 5k walk. The top three male and female runners from the races each get a small ceramic turtle. The overall best runners in the marathons will get a large ceramic turtle. These awards are made by Donna’s Ceramics. All participants will receive a T-shirt and be eligible for door prizes donated by Peppers Grill & Bar, Pecos Flavors Winery and Big 5 Sporting Goods. The Turtle Marathon began to grow exponentially after 2000, when a runner from New York City changed the marathon’s VISION MAGAZINE

destiny forever. The runner was magazine writer John Hanc, who wrote an article about the Turtle Marathon for “Runner’s World” magazine. In the five-page spread that included photographs of the Turtle Mar-athon, Hanc re-ferred to the event as the “smallest marathon in the world.” “‘Runner’s World’ is sort of the Bible for runners,” Edwards said of the importance of the publication for marathoners. “(The article) kind of put us on the map.” The marathon now attracts many “50 staters,” Edwards said—runners on a mission to compete in a marathon in every state. Many “50 staters” return to the Turtle Marathon, even after their goal to run a race in New Mexico has been accomplished. There are even those who complete the 50 states, and set out to run a marathon in all seven continents. The Turtle Marathon has attracted these far-traveling runners as well, Edwards said. Many 50 staters have participated in the marathon more than once. “They keep coming back,” Edwards noted of the marathon’s participants. “They enjoy the small-town feel.” The Turtle Marathon has

grown and, according to Edwards, last year hit its highest contingency with 350 participants in an event that raised about $6,000 for multiple sclerosis. The Turtle Marathon has donated its proceeds to the fight against multiple sclerosis for years. The idea to help this cause came from Richard Mooney, M.D., a local doctor and runner whose wife, Liz, fought the disease until her passing in 2011. “We got together one year, and (Richard Mooney) asked if we would be willing to have the race benefit MS,” Edwards said. The Turtle Marathon has since raised almost $40,000 for the New Mexico Multiple Sclerosis Society. The race takes place Labor Day at Cahoon Park. The marathon and half marathon begin at 5:30 a.m. Late registration for the 5k races will be that day from 6:30-7:30 a.m., with the 5k races beginning at 8 a.m. Those interested in participating must register. The fee to register is $20 before Aug. 30; after that date, the fee is $25. Those interested may register online at active.com. For more information, call 624-6720.

PAGE 3


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Male Checkered Setwing.

Cliff Powell Photo

Photo Workshop at Bitter Lake

Cliff Powell PASR President Photos from the 2011 Dragonfly Festival Photo Workshop

PAGE 4

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is having its annual Dragonfly Festival on September 7 - 9, and for the third year in a row there will be a two-day Dragonfly Photography Workshop held at the refuge. This workshop is made possible by Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, The Friends of Bitter Lake and the Photographic Arts Society of Roswell. I will be the instructor, and will be assisted by Yvonne Zumwalt. Although the emphasis will be on dragonflies and damsels, we’ll actually work with all things small including butterflies and wildflowVISION MAGAZINE

ers. The structure will be a period of instruction in a classroom environment and then field trips to practice what was discussed and then back to the classroom

Paired Darners ovipositing.

where photos will be reviewed in a question and answer format. Note that you do not have to have a specialized closeup lens. Compact, or so called ‘Point an’ Shoot’, cameras work fine as well as bridge and DSLR cameras. We really had a good time last year with a lot of nice photos taken. I think some were surprised on how small critters can look so beautiful once their photo is brought up on a computer. Actually this type of photography is not all that hard once you know a few rules and methods and that’s what this workshop is all about. In no way do you have to be an expert photographer. The fee for both days is $25 with all of the proceeds going to the nonprofit Friends of Bitter Lake. If you plan to attend or you have questions please See DRAGONFLY, Page 14

Kelly Berrones Photo THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012


Alamogordo

Like us on facebook at facebook.com/PecosVisionMagazine to be notified of events that did not make it into the printed entertainment calendar because it missed the press deadline.

Every Week, Tues - Sun

Shroud Exhibit and Museum The Turin Shroud interactive exhibit at White Sands Mall in Alamogordo offers a backlit, full-sized picture, the only interactive VP8 Image Analyzer 3D experience. The exhibitʼs goal is make Turin Shroud available to all including the vision impaired. Hours are Sunday from 2 p.m. -4 p.m., Tuesday - Friday from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 4462113, or visit ShroudNM.com.

Aug 15 - 18

Otero County Fair and Rodeo The Fair will have a Statehood Centennial theme. There will be a rodeo, carnival rides, and Frontier Village booths. Please visit their oterofair.com for detailed information, times and prices.

Aug 17

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Spencer Theater

The Bellamy Brothers

Aug 17

Mollyʼs Chamber Mollyʼs Chamber is playing a groovy acoustic set at Peace Out Hookah Lounge from 8 p.m. - midnight. This is an 18 and up show with a $3 cover.

Aug 25

Thursday-Friday Aug 23 - 24

The R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation present The Bellamy Brothers at the Spencer Theater at 8 p.m. Best known for their easy rolling ʻ70s southern soft rock classic “Let Your Love Flow,” the Bellamy Brothers are the most successful duo in country music history, consistently climbing into the upper reaches of the Billboard country charts. Tickets for the performance are $66 and $69. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com. Music in the Park In order to keep the Ampitheater from being torn down, Almamogordolive.net will be hosting a monthly music fest every third Friday. This months music will be performed by Da Kine, Fab4Cezz and DJ Elite.

This month there is also a skateboard and BMX competition. Amazing prizes will be given away, and concessions will be available. The event starts at 5 p.m. For more information, visit alamogordolive.net.

VISION MAGAZINE

Lake Lucero Tour Take a tour to Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the sands and the special plants and animals that live in and around the dunes. This 3 hour tour is to the dry lakebed of Lake Lucero and only offered once a month at White Sands National Monument and reservations are required. $3 per adult and $1.50 for kids and America the Beautiful Senior and Access pass holders. For more information, call 679-2599.

Aug 25

Tailgate Series - Bert Daltonʼs Brazil Project Final Tailgate Series concert of the summer with Bert Daltonʼs Brazil Project, enjoy the festive and seductive rhythms of the Brazil Project as their music blends traditional, contemporary, and original Brazilian jazz with Samba, Bossa Nova rhythms, the excitement of carnival. All Tailgate Series concerts take place at the upper parking lot of the NM Museum

of Space History. Your ticket lets you “pile everyone in your vehicle” and come to the shows. Tickets are $45 per space for weekly shows (as available), and $10 for individuals to walk up. For more information, call 437-2202 or visit flickingercenter.com.

Sept 1 - 3

Cottonwood Festival There will be over 80 arts/crafts and food booths, as well as carnival rides, live bands and entertainment. Sponsored by the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, Evening Lions Club of Alamogordo, City of Alamogordo Board, and Keep Alamogordo Beautiful Association. The event is 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on both days. For more information, call 437-6120 or visit alamogordo.com.

Sept 1

Randy Granger Native American flutist Randy Granger, will fill the moonlit night with his unique blend of instruments, interpretation of traditional melodies, and heartfelt music. Join this native New Mexican for a relaxing summer evening at 7:30 p.m. at White Sands National Monument. For more information, visit nps.gov/whsa.

PAGE 5


Alto

Aug 18

Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show Sheʼs a snappy old battleaxe, a curmudgeon at times. Outspoken. Salty. Bossy. Irreverent. But oh, so rational and funny. Comedian Vicki Lawrenceʼs brilliant alter ego “Mama” Thelma Harper is back, eager to share her observations about political happenings and domestic struggles with the same spit and vinegar that won hearts across the land. Performances start at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., with a tilapia buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $63 and $69. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.

Aug 23 - 24

The Bellamy Brothers The R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation present The

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Bellamy Brothers at the Spencer Theater at 8 p.m. Best known for their easy rolling ʻ70s southern soft rock classic “Let Your Love Flow,” the Bellamy Brothers are the most successful duo in country music history, consistently climbing into the upper reaches of the Billboard country charts. Tickets for the performance are $66 and $69. For more information, call 1-888818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.

Sept 1

The Lovin Spoonful In early 1965, a couple of New York rockers joined forces with a couple of New York folkies to counter the “British invasion” that was dominating the American music scene. The result was The Lovinʼ Spoonful, a chart-topping quartet that combined the best of folk music and rock & roll with a touch of country to make tunefully sweet songs with staying power. The Performance starts

THE MOONEY FAMILY RIO PECOS OB-GYN

KRAFT & HUNTER LAW FIRM DR. JACK & LINDA GRAHAM ROSWELL RUNNERS CLUB ROSWELL RECREATION DEPARTMENT BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS CALLAWAY & SONS AUTO TECH presents the

TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL

at 8 p.m., with a kebab buffet before the show at 6 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $56 and $59. Pre-show buffet tickets are $20. For more information, call 1-888-818-7872 or visit spencertheater.com.

The Bat Cave

Hemlock

Artesia

Every Thur

Summer Classic Movies Join us each Thursday evening at dusk in Heritage Walkway in downtown Artesia for free Summer Classic Movies. You bring your drink and a lawn chair, the popcorn and movie are on us! For more information and a complete list of movies, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 7464212.

Aug 18

Udderly Fun Run The 5th annual Southwest Dairy Farmers Udderly Fun Run is at Jaycee Park. Late registration begins at 7 a.m., and the races begin at 8 a.m. It includes a 5k run and a 2 mile walk. Become a Virtual Runner, pay your entry, receive a tshirt and your dollars automatically support the Cross Country Booster Club. For more information, call Barbara Ochoa at 365-5381.

Aug 31 - Sept 2

Rally in the Weeds The Rally in the Weeds will be 8 miles west of Artesia on

SEPTEMBER 3, 2012

Monday Aug 20

Hemlock will be playing with Priyah at the Bat Cave located at 219 S. Canyon St. Hemlock is a Las Vegas based Heavy Metal band with a hard sound laid over thick grooves. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and the doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 302-6722.

Hiway 82. Admission is $15 per day, or $30 for a three day pass. There will be a bike show, live bands and DJs all weekend. Featured bands are Soul Code, Homegrown Boyz and Shilo.

Carlsbad Every Sat

Carlsbad Downtown Farmers Market The Carlsbad Downtown Farmers Market will open the 2012 season on June 23 and will run through early to midOctober. It is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on

the Eddy County Courthouse lawn in downtown Carlsbad. It features fresh produce, handmade crafts, entertainment, educational presenters, kidsʼ activities and more.

Aug 20

Hemlock with Priyah Hemlock will be playing with Priyah at the Bat Cave located at 219 S. Canyon St. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and the doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 302-6722.

UNION MEDICAL PEDIATRICS & ADULTS

A BENEFIT FOR MS IN MEMORY OF LIZ MOONEY

Gonzalo Corona, MD

FOR MORE INFO CALL 624-6720

PAGE 6

Funded in part by Roswell Lodgers Tax

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Sat. 9 am - 1 pm

VISION MAGAZINE

30 years in practice and medicine HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL

Phone: (575)578-4815 Fax: (575)578-4814 207 N. Union, Suite H Roswell, NM 88201 Sports Physicals $2500

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012


Sept 8

Rivethead Rivethead will be playing at the Bat Cave located at 219 S. Canyon St. For more information, call 302-6722.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

stage every Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. P.A. system and drums are provided, all other instruments must be brought by the musician.

The Unity Center

A Step Ahead

Every Saturday

Cloudcroft

Farmers and Gardeners Market The Farmersʼ and Gardenersʼ Market is from 9 a.m. - noon, at the Chaves County Courthouse Lawn. This family event features high quality fresh produce, flowers, and crafts that are produced by families in the Pecos and Hondo Valley. We also accept WIC coupons and Senior Citizen stamps. For more information, call Lester Peck at 627-2239.

Sept 2

2nd annual Outhouse Races The city of Cloudcroft presents the 2nd annual Outhouse Races at 2 p.m. Entry is $25 per team. Deadline for entry is August 26. For official rules and registration form, call the Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce at 682-2733 or visit cloudcroft.net.

Roswell

Every Week, Mon, Wed, Fri

Friday Aug 31

A Step Ahead, Call It A Comeback, and Mary Annett play a Unity Center show. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/theunitycenter.

Lest We Forget: Roswell Army Airfield - The Early Years This Walker Aviation Museum display will remain through the end of the year. This exhibit features a short history of the base and many items from the WWII era, as well as information about the planes that flew at Roswell Army Airfield from 1941-1945. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit wafbmuseum.org.

The squadron was responsible for operating and maintaining 12 Atlas missile silos around the greater Roswell area. The exhibit was funded through a grant from the Association of Air Force Missileers. For more information, call 247-2464 or visit www.wafbmuseum.org.

Peace Through Strength This Walker Aviation Museum exhibit is a tribute to the 579th Strategic Missile Squadron assigned to Walker Air Force Base during the early 1960s.

Every Week, Thu, Fri, Sat

Every Week, Mon, Wed, Fri

Every Week, Wed, Sat

Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge Karaoke at Billy Rayʼs Restaurant and Lounge at 118 East Third St. from 9 p.m - until people stop singing.

Ritmo Latino at El Toro Bravo Ritmo Latino plays El Toro Bravo at 102 S. Main St. from

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, call El Toro Bravo at 622-9280.

Every Week, Thu

Los Band Dʼ Dos at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen Los Band Dʼ Dos playing Latin Pop and Country music at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 2103 N. Main from 6 p.m - 9 p.m. For more information, call Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen at 622-4919.

Every Saturday

Open Mic at Ginsberg Music Ginsberg Music opens up the

Jan. 6, 2012 - Jan. 31, 2013

Roswell: Diamond of the Pecos Diamond of the Pecos focuses on the history and accomplishments of Roswell since its inception as a trading post in the Pecos Valley along the Goodnight - Loving Cattle Trail in the 1860s. From the simple outpost, Roswell has grown into the hub of southeastern New Mexico. A collaboration between the RMAC and the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, this exhibit includes historic photographs, art, and artifacts from both organizations. For more informa-

May 19 - Aug 19

Convergence Celebrate the creative efforts of local students as Goddard and Roswell High Schools converge at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Convergence is a series of student-created contemporary art installations facilitated by local artist Nancy Fleming and Roswell Artist-in-Residence Corwin Levi of the artist team Radio Sebastian. This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Kerr Foundation, Inc, Pioneer Bank, RMAC Foundation, and the City of Roswell. The installation will be on display from May 19 - August 19.

Aug 11 - Sept 23

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Exhibition: Siobhan McBride Siobhan McBride was born in Seoul and grew up in Queens, NY. She received her MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Her paintings combine disparate yet familiar fragments into spaces that are still, anxious, and temperamental. Her work aims to create conscious worlds with a sense of incongruity and common magic. Siobhan has been awarded residencies with the Vermont Studio Center, Jentel, Yaddo, Lower Manhattan Cultural

ALIANZA OF NEW MEXICO

(800) 957-1995 www.alianzanm.org

Twin Sets Starting Full Sets Starting Queen Sets Starting King Sets Starting

$249.00 $299.00 $349.00 $399.00

Drive Safely School in Session Layaway - Financing Available Free Local Delivery - 10-Day Comfort Trial*

White Mattress Sleep Gallery *See store for details

1010 S. Main Roswell • 624-1000 • www.WhiteMattress.com THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

tion, call 624-6744.

VISION MAGAZINE

311& 313W.2ndSt. Roswell, NM 88201

FREE, Painless & Anonymous HIV testing, Counseling & Referral Services Prevention Education Services Harm Reduction Services AcuDetox Clinics Case Management Services Help in Housing Program Alianza of New Mexico is non-profit HIV/Aids resource organization committed to linking HIV+ people and people affected by HIV in our community with prevention education services, clinical care, and support services that promote better health and well-being in the Southeastern New Mexico area. Partially funded by the New Mexico Department of Health

PAGE 7


Jessica Palmer Record Staff Writer

Brothers Bobby, 20, and Matt, 25, Garcia bring the gift of music to Roswell and Roswell’s youth through their work with the Unity Center. They bring in at least two label bands, or bands which have had their music recorded, per month. They book all the bands, a process that is not as difficult as one might think. Many of the bands volunteer, sending requests to play for Roswell’s Unity Center. Bobby explained that some come great distances: “We get bands from Michigan, California, and New York.” “The farthest the bands have traveled is from Australia,” Matt added. “We’re the underground. It’s ridiculous. We get e-mails from bands who want to play one night and then from another who want to play the next night. I try to set up one concert every week. Tonight (August 7) we have six bands.” Their concert on August 7 at the Eastern New Mexico University’s Performing Arts Center included: Us from Outside, We Are Defiance, aVa Braun and Hearts in Overdrive. Some 35 to 40

Laser Toner

teens celebrated the birthday of one of their regulars with cupcakes for everybody. The concert was appropriately named “Lindsey Eskeli’s Birthday Bash.” Unity Center concerts can draw as many as 200 people. Most concerts range around 40 individuals who, Bobby says, are not out there doing something they shouldn’t. Many of the band members are young themselves. Most of the musicians are under the age of 20, although some, Matt says, may have reached the vaunted age 25 and above. “These are just kids who come here from other places. Often no one will book them as a single band unless they have a package.” The Unity Center creates the package, rather than insisting that the bands come “pre-packaged,” with a head-liner assigned to a record label and two or three opening bands. The openers are usually regional bands that come to Roswell from 200 to 300 miles away. The draw for many of the bands is Roswell’s aliens. They are given the chance to visit the UFO Center and other of Roswell’s tourist attractions during the day if they arrive soon enough. “We would treat them like kings. We’d give them a place to stay and serve them pancakes in the morning, but we can’t af-

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Rey Berrones Photos Unity Center volunteers Danica Jade, Bobby Garcia and Matt Garcia outside the ENMU-Roswell Performing Arts Center before the August 7 Unity Center show.

The Unity Center still brings positive music for our youth

ford to do that now. Still, we have so many bands that offer to play, even if it’s on a Monday, that we have no trouble scheduling,” said Matt. Sometimes the problem is too many bands rather than too few, with one band available on one night and another band wanting to the play the following night. The music caters to youthful tastes, for ages from 16

If we have it, it ’s in stoc k at

Made in USA

Veteran Owned Business Call:

627-8069

200 W. First Street (#124A)

PAGE 8

to 25, and includes hardcore rock and pop-punk. Their next concert, on August 31, will feature A Step Ahead from Arizona. The headliner will set their fee, and ticket prices vary accordingly. If for some reason the ticket sales do not cover all the bands, the Garcias will pay out of their own pocket. The Garcias do a great service for Roswell by offer-

ing something to do in a community that has little entertainment for the youth. All authorities agree that one way to keep young people out of gangs is providing alternatives. Both brothers enjoy the music, although they joke about having little musical talent themselves. “The only place we sing is in the car See UNITY, Page 14

Collectibles Antiques Records Where you find treasures and weird stuff (575) 627-2155

Monterey Plaza •1400 W. Second Street, Suite F (across from Samon’s) VISION MAGAZINE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012


ON TAP

Courtesy Photo

Hemlock landing in Roswell last October.

Hemlock at the Bat Cave

Rey Berrones Vision Editor

If you take a look at the photo section of Hemlock’s Facebook page, it has more than 1,000 photos of them with their fans within the past year. In fact, in the series of photos from their visit to Roswell last October, two of the photos are with the Bible Believers who showed up to protest their show, proving the fact that they make the effort to connect

with each and every person that is willing to show up to their show. In an interview, Brian Smith, the well-spoken and friendly drummer for the band, said, “We enjoy what we do. We get some kids some time that will go, ‘such and such band stayed in the bus the whole time, came out and did the show, and then no autographs, and ran right back to the bus.’ Whereas we are very fan friendly and we like to

meet people. We sit there at the merch table, or meet people at the bar for a beer, or whatever the case may be. We will sign stuff, take pictures. It is about having fun and enjoying the music through the whole night. We are definitely very outgoing, personable and approachable. “People tell me all the time that ‘you are smiling ear to ear when you are on stage.’ Yeah, I enjoy what I do and we are up there hav-

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS IN THE LOUNGE...

HAPPY HOUR Nightly 4:30-7:30PM

Main & 6th Since 1990 623-1700

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

$3.50 Margaritas $2.50 All Draft & Well Drinks FREE MUNCHIES

MARGARITA MONDAYS ALL DAY A LL NI GHT $ 3.0 0 VISION MAGAZINE

ing a good time. I think that as far as our personalities and interactions with other people comes across as sincere and legit, and very positive. “We bring almost a party vibe, and we like to have a lot of fun, and with our band, you hear the word heavy metal, and you go ‘whatever.’ But with us it isn’t the tough guy against the world. With our music there is a groove so that the girls can be up in the front dancing, while the guys are back in the mosh pit. Everyone can be jumping around having fun. “The music itself, even though some of it has serious content, usually it has a positive twist to it lyricly. “The live show is all about having fun and forgetting your problems for the night.” Hemlock has a heavy metal sound with an under-

lying groove that makes for a great mix of hard music with a positive attitude. They will be playing with Priyah at the Bat Cave located at 219 S. Canyon St. in Carlsbad on Aug. 20. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and the doors open at 7:30 p.m. To find out more about the band, visit their website at hemlockworld.com.

FARMERS COUNTRY MARKET

Del Norte - Plains Park - 2nd & Garden For Week of 20 - Aug 24

Breakfast

Lunch

MON

Choc Chip Muffin Juice

Chicken Sandwich Lettuce & Tomato Sweet Potato Puffs Rice Crispy Square

TUES

Pizza Juice

BBQ Dippers Mash Potatoes Brown Gravy Roll Orange Wedges

WED

French Toast Juice

Chicken Fajitas w/Veggies Spanish Rice Beans Mixed Fruit

THURS

Breakfast Breaks Juice

Mac N Cheese Fish Nuggets Fresh Broccoli Cherry Pears

FRI

Combo Burrito Juice

Spaghetti Green Beans Bread Stick Peaches

BREAKFAST CEREAL SERVED DAILY. ALL MEALS ARE SERVED WITH YOUR CHOICE OF LOW FAT MILK: WHITE, CHOCOLATE OR STRAWBERRY. MENU SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

PAGE 9


Councilʼs Workspace Program, and is currently a fellow with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program.

Aug 16

Photographic Arts Society of Roswell Club Meeting The Photographic Arts Society of Roswell will hold its Aug meeting at the Roswell Adult Center at 6:30 p.m. in room 28 at the Roswell Adult Center, located at 807 N. Missouri. We will share and discuss photos from the last club safaris, and share and discuss photos from this monthʼs challenge “Enjoying Life” and “Shadows and Silhouettes.” Time permitting, there will also be a show and tell session, so bring your photos, printed, on flash drive, or on disc. As always, free coffee. Interested in photography? Come join the PASR. For more information, call Cliff Powell at 626-2529.

Aug 16 - 26

Roswell Fine Arts League Juried Art Show There will be an opening reception for the 29th annual Juried Art Show and

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Competition from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Arts Center. The show will be available to be viewing through August 26 during regular museum hours.

Aug 17

Tejas Brothers

Tejas Brothers Tejas Brothers play Pecos Flavors Winery at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. For more information, call 627-6265.

Aug 17 - 18

NM Championship Ranch Rodeo The New Mexico Championship Ranch Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. on both nights. On Friday at 6:30 p.m. there will be a special presentation for the Ranch Family of the Year Award. On Saturday at 6:30 p.m. there will be a scholarship presentation. For more information, call Smiley at 626-6253.

Aug 18

Connection Connection is the last outdoor music festival of the season, and will be held at the Hope Ampitheater. Gates open at 6 p.m. The DJs spinning are DJ dia-

Roswell Fine Arts League

29th Annual

Juried Art Show At the

Roswell Museum & Art Center

100 W. 11th Street, Roswell

575-624-6744

August 16 – August 26 Opening Reception August 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free Admission

(Including a Special Exhibit of Local Student Artwork)

Sponsored in part by the City Of Roswell Lodgers Tax Fund and the Xcel Energy Foundation

Friday Aug 17

Tejas Brothers play Pecos Flavors Winery at 7:30 p.m. The groupʼs debut CD was recognized as the 7th most played album for 2009 by the Americana Music Association. Admission is $10. For more information, call 627-6265.

mond tip , the DB Junkeez, DJ Adlib ,DJ NRG Source , DJ Tao, DJ Jo Bizz, DJ D Will, DJ Swift Money , DJ Amy Basscakes, DJ Jon-E-Rockit, DJ Apex and DJ Illicit. Then we have the Roswell Space Invaders doing a live performance on stage with the DJs. There will also be live painting, glow sticks visuals and a massive sound light and laser show. Pre-sale tickets are $10, and are available at Mytag Dogtag, 1400 west 2nd St inside Blairs Trading Post, Booth #21.

Aug 20

Pres ent ing over 220 work s in all m edi ums f rom t h ro u g ho u t t h e Un it e d S ta te s an d A br o ad

PAGE 10

Pecos Flavors Winery

United Way Luncheon The United Way will have their kickoff luncheon catered by Peppers Grill & Bar at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center at 11:45 a.m. The cost to attend is $15 per person, or $120 per table that seats eight people. For more information about this event or the coming United Way Golf Tournament or how to otherwise donate to this yearʼs campaign call 622-4150.

VISION MAGAZINE

Aug 24

Work In Progress Work In Progress play Pecos Flavors Winery at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 627-6265.

Aug 24

Roswell Community Little Theatre presents Curtains Rising Curtains Rising will consist of a delicious meal catered by Peppers Grill and Bar followed by entertaining previews of the upcoming 2012-2013 RCLT season. The evening closes with Vinnie Baggatone and the Bagga Vaughns playing hits from the 50ʼs for your listening pleasure and/or dancing enjoyment. Come dressed in your best 50ʼs attire. Prepaid reservations at $37.50 per person are now being accepted at 622-1982. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 6221982 or visit RoswellLittleTheatre.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012


ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Aug 25

The Pecos Valley Longbeards 8th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet The Pecos Valley Longbeards are having their 8th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 3201 S. Sunset. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Dinner is served at 7 p.m. For tickets or information, call 626-8854.

Bring your business card and enjoy this great networking opportunity. For more information, call 623-5695.

Roswell Civic Center

Curtains Rising

Ruidoso

Every Week, Thu

Karaoke at Cree Meadows Lounge Karaoke with DJ Pete, every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. at Cree Meadows Lounge. There is also an all you can eat taco bar for $5.95 from 6pm to 9pm.

Aug 31

A Step Ahead A Step Ahead, Call It A Comeback, and Mary Annett play a Unity Center show. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/theunitycenter.

Aug 17

Friday Aug 24

Sept 3

Roswell Community Little Theatre presents Curtains Rising. Curtains Rising will consist of a delicious meal catered by Peppers Grill and Bar followed by entertaining previews of the upcoming 2012-2013 RCLT season. The evening closes with Vinnie Baggatone and the Bagga Vaughns playing hits from the 50Ęźs for your listening pleasure and/or dancing enjoyment. Come dressed in your best 50Ęźs attire. Prepaid reservations at $37.50 per person are now being accepted at 622-1982. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 622-1982 or visit RoswellLittleTheatre.com.

The 25th annual Turtle Marathon The 25th annual Turtle Marathon Labor Day 5k is at Cahoon Park. The marathon and half marathon begin at 5:30 a.m., and the 5k race begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 624-6720.

Sept 5

ENMU-Roswell Student Resource Fair The ENMU-Roswell Student Resource Fair is from noon - 6 p.m. at the ENMU-Roswell PAC Courtyard. Learn about the student resources available from our community and

University. There will be Food, Music and a Zipline. For more information, please contact the College Development Office at 624-7404 or Maria.LeBlanc@roswell.enmu. edu.

NEW MEXICO PROSTHETIC-ORTHOTIC CENTER, INC.

Sept 6

Business After Hours at FarleyĘźs Join the Roswell Chamber of Commerce at FarleyĘźs, 1315 N. Main St. for fun and refreshments from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

t)FBSJOH JOTUSVNFOU SFQBJST PO BMM NBLFT BOE NPEFMT t FREE DMFBO BOE TFSWJDF PG BOZ CSBOE PG IFBSJOH BJE t FREE BVEJPMPHJDBM IFBSJOH FWBMVBUJPOT t -JGFUJNF TFSWJDF  BEKVTUNFOU PO BOZ "VEJCFM IFBSJOH BJE t *O)PNF UFTUJOH BOE TFSWJDF t .VTJDJBOT FBS QMVHT )"-' 13*$& #"55&3*&4 t &BS NPMET Limit 3 packs t #BUUFSJFT t "MM PUIFS TVQQMJFT

Phone (575) 623-0344 Fax (575) 623-6696

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

Sept 2

End of Summer Bash Come out and celebrate Labor Day. The End of Summer Bash is a free event. At 3 p.m. there will be concessions, jumping balloons and live music. At 8:30 p.m. there will be fireworks, and a movie will start after the fireworks. There will be a shuttle from 4 p.m. - midnight. For more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com. If you would like your event listed on the entertainment calendar, please email vision@rdrnews.com or call 622-7710 ext. 309.

We Offer:

2515 N. Kentucky Roswell NM 88201

ACCREDITED

Sundays Under The Stars Watch movies and listen to live music on sunday evenings all summer long at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Outdoor Entertainment at 6 p.m. is the Aaron Lacombe Band. Cinema after sunset is Big. For more information, call 464-7777 or

Sundays Under The Stars Watch movies and listen to live music on sunday evenings all summer long at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Outdoor Entertainment at 6 p.m. is the Suzie Weber and the Mixx. Cinema after sunset is Wild Hogs. For more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com.

ALLMAN HEARING HEALTH CARE

CERTIFIED ORTHOTIST AND PROSTHETIST

Se Habla EspaĂąol

Aug 19

Aug 26

AMERICAN OWNED AMERICAN OPERATED

ADAM DUTCHOVER CPO

Trained and credentialed staff Personal attention

Party Like the King Join us in celebrating the King of Rock & RollĘźs life and career during Elvis week at Inn of the Mountain Gods with a buffet style dinner and a show. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by an Elvis Tribute at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information please call (575) 464-7508. For more information, call 464-7777 or visit innofthemountaingods.com.

visit innofthemountaingods.com.

4FSWJOH 4& /FX .FYJDP TJODF 

Call (575) -05 today to schedule your FREE Hearing Screening

 8 'JSTU 4U r 3PTXFMM /. 

VISION MAGAZINE

30

%

OFF

Chalet WoodsÂŽ

MITH PAINT

1608 S. Main 622-2020 Mon-Fri 7:30 - 5:30 Sat. 8-12

PAGE 11


EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

GLOW BOWL

FRIDAY 10PM-1AM $10.00

A woman can NEVER have enough Jeans, Shoes or Purses!! So Much For So Little

Once Again CONSIGNMENT

207 N Main • Mon-Sat 10-6 • 627-7776

ENHANCED NEW LIGHTS & SOUND

Most recent videos played TOWN & COUNTRY ENTERTAINMENT

BE YOURSELF AGAIN.

4501 N. Main Suite 3 Roswell, NM 88201 (575) 627-6059

email bmb_protsvcs@yahoo.com

3905 SE MAIN 623-8857

Enjoy time with loved ones. Celebrate life. CALL TODAY!

Schedule your “Outpatient Therapy” Appointment for Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Speech Therapy

At Pecos Valley Rehabilitation Suites

(Entrance on southwest side of Casa Maria Health Care)

Sunset Villa Care Center 1515 So. Sunset Ave. Roswell, New Mexico 88203 (575) 623-7097 “Quality Service with A Smile”

Your Choice 365 Program

Our person-centered approach to independence in choices of activities, choice when you eat and wake. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapy to meet your needs. Jennifer Tutterow, Admissions Coordinator

1601 S. Main (575) 623-7097 Cell: (575) 444-8204 Roswell, NM 88203 jennifer.tutterow@fundltc.com Linda Mack, Admissions Coordinator (575) 623-6008 Cell (575) 910-0178 linda.mack@fundltc.com

Peachtree Village Retirement Community 1301 W. Country Club Rd. Roswell, NM 88201 575-627-8070

Take your business space from bland to GRAND with plants Create a warm and welcoming environment with a sense of prosperity using plantscaping Let Anything Grows take care of everything from design and installation to care and maintenance

• Beautiful Apartments Studio 1&2 Bedroom • Superb Dining • Housekeeping • Transportation • Activities • Bus Tours of the Countryside

“Home Is Where The Heart Is”

Great food, super neighbors & lots of fun activities! “We have it all for the retiree that wants a new home!”

Call today for lunch and a tour! 575-627-8070

Call for a FREE consultation

(575) 317-2561

900 S.Main Street 575-623-2323 George Stapp, Michael Koonce Tommy Weathers

Primm Drug

& Professional Compounding 700 N. Union of Roswell (575)622-6571

COME GROW WITH US IN - WORSHIP, FELLOWSHIP, SERVICE Sundays Worship 10am & 5pm (10-11 A.M. Service Broadcast Live over KBIM-AM 910)

Bible Class 9 am, Spanish Bible Class 9 am Children’s Bible Class 5 pm (2 year olds - 4th grade) Bible Power 5 pm (5th & 6th grades)

Wednesdays - Ladies Bible Class 10 am • Bible Study 7 pm

Church of Christ Country Club Road

• Nursery available for all services • Services interpreted for the deaf

Doug Austin-Minister & Family PAGE 12

VISION MAGAZINE

700 W. Country Club Rd. • 622-1350

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Photos courtesy the artists, clockwise from above: Bobby Goode - “The Old Colt” Photo; Carol Amos - “Claret Cup” Oil/Alkyd; Grace Lipps - “Hannah” Torn Paper Collage; Gindy Farmer - “Watching the Others” Watercolor

Roswell Fine Arts League Juried Art Show

Vanessa Kahin Vistas Editor

Its name is a mouthful— the Roswell Fine Arts League/New Mexico Miniature Arts Society—and may even be a bit misleading despite itself. But those who are familiar with the abundance of national and world-renown art that the league brings to Roswell know that only a long name can capture it all. Beginning Aug. 16, the RAFL will invite anyone who’s interested to come and see the art gathered for the 29th annual Juried Art Show and Competition. A free opening gala reception will take place on this date from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, and be available for THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

viewing through Aug. 26 during regular museum hours; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. The artwork will also be available for sale, and viewers may vote for the work of art they feel deserves the viewers’ choice award. “Technically, we’re an in-

ternational show,” said RFAL Promotional Chairwoman Joyce Tucker. Artists from the 50 U.S. states can submit work for the RFAL juried exhibition without being members of the league; however, artists from other countries must be league members to participate. This mandate has not prevented a number of international artists from submitting work. The RFAL counts with creative samplings from as far as Wales and England. Although many artists in the show come from out-ofstate, many are from—or at least based—in New Mexico, such as artist Jane Chevalier. Although based in Belen, Chevalier expresses herself best by way of an art form that began in VISION MAGAZINE

the Ukraine: she is an egg artist. Chevalier uses a process called pysanky—an Eastern European method of decorating eggs—to create delightful images on eggs from geese, ducks, chickens, pigeons, quail and cockatiel. A pysanky egg artist usually starts with the lightest color of the design, typically white. After covering the part of the egg that is to remain white, the egg is dyed. The artist then removes the wax from the parts of the egg that he or she wants dyed the next successive color, and dips the egg in another dye bath. The process continues with several dye baths that are progressively darker in hue, as these are the colors that cannot be dyed a lighter shade. “It’s not a well-known art in New Mexico,” the artist said in a phone interview. The art form is something Chevalier learned when she took an egg-dying class in the late 1980s. “I didn’t really get into it seriously (until about) three years ago,” Chevalier said. This is when she moved to Belen from her native Michigan, and found herself without her creative outlet,

which until that point had been playing folk music. “I really didn’t have an avenue for folk music (in Belen),” she said. “But, I could do egg art.” Chevalier has become an award-winning artist in the medium. This is the first year she’s submitted to the RAFL; and all four of her entries were juried into the show, including “Paisley Medallions,” which she described as a beautiful paisley pattern on a duck egg, and “Native Animals on Pottery,” a goose egg decorated with images of a deer, a lizard, a bird and a fish atop a Southwest design. Chevalier plans to be at the reception on Aug. 16, which is when awards will be announced for the most eye-catching works in four categories: standard-size, 2D paintings; standard-size 3-D pieces; photography and miniatures. The competition is fierce. Tucker said that the selected works underwent a jury process before they were even considered by the judges for possible awards. Works were accepted until June 20. On June 29, jurors made their decision as to who could exhibit and See ART, Page 14 PAGE 13


UNITY

as they finish school. We give them something to do.” The Garcias have put Roswell on the map, musically speaking, and now rival Albuquerque as the place to play in New Mexico. “We used to have to drive to El Paso or Albuquerque to listen to music, now the musicians are coming to us,” Bobby said. They try to schedule one concert a week. During the school year, though, Unity’s concerts end at 10 p.m. so they can get the teenagers home early enough for the following school day. If the youthful participants have no transportation, Bobby and Matt

Continued from Page 8

or in the shower,“ Bobby quipped. Each concert operates under a contract and specific rules. Even the bands have to adhere to the basics. “There’s no drinking, no drugs, no cussing, no weapons, no fighting, and we ask our bands to behave too,” said Bobby. Matt lists another benefit of the Unity Center is that it gives young people a reason to stay in Roswell. “Most kids want to move away from Roswell as soon

will give them a ride. Finding a venue can be a challenge and in the past they have scheduled shows in homes, although they said it is not as difficult as it could be. “It’s been easier on us because we’ve got Jane Batson. She really cares about the kids and she finds us a place,” Bobby said. They still need a home and volunteers with a love of music to support the young people of Roswell. For more information on The Unity Center, or to find out about upcoming shows, visit facebook.com/ theunitycenter.

DRAGONFLY Continued from Page 4

Darner feasting on a Damselfly.

ART

Continued from Page 13

move on to the judging portion of the show. More than 330 entries were submitted, and of these, more than 220 works by more than 100 artists were chosen. Arts league show Logistics Manager Richard Cibak helps ensure that the large PAGE 14

Rey Berrones Photo numbers of art pieces are readily viewable when on display at the RMAC. An artist himself who deals mostly in oil paintings, Cibak will be exhibiting in the art show as well. Inspiration for Cibak came from the unlikeliest of places—a town west of Clovis named Taiban. “It’s an old, deserted railroad town,” Cibak said of Taiban. It was in Taiban that Cibak spotted a

email me at cgpowellnm@cableone.net as soon as possible as there is only room for about a dozen photographers. Once I know you’ve reserved I’ll send you more detailed info. For more information about this year’s Dragonfly Festival, visit friendsofbitterlake.com. For more information on the Photographic Arts Society of Roswell, visit facebook.com/pasrnm, or flickr.com/groups/pasr.

Male Red Saddlebags.

church, which he said was built in 1908. Despite its age and its remoteness, Cibak—who described himself as a hobby artist—was inspired to immortalize the church in his painting to be exhibited during the art show, “The Door Remains Open.” There is also a special student section of the RFAL show, in which children from toddlers to teenagers can submit work.

“It’s an opportunity for young people to formally exhibit their work,” Tucker noted. The student work is also juried before the show, Tucker said, but only with few exceptions is it not allowed in the exhibition. Tucker said the city of Roswell Lodgers Tax Fund and the Xcel Energy Foundation are major sponsors of the show. She also gave thanks to the RMAC, where the arts league show has

VISION MAGAZINE

Bill Flynt Photo taken place now for several years. “We couldn’t do the show without the help and generosity of (RMAC Director) Laurie Rufe, (RMAC Assistant Director) Caroline Brooks, and the entire staff of the museum,” Tucker said. For more information about the RFAL show, call 622-4985, or Nancy or Bob Phillips at 623-3213. THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012


HISTORY

John Chisum - Part 2

The beginnings of a cattle empire

Stu Pritchard Roswell Historian

Photo of John Chisum courtesy Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico

Chisum’s cattle career really began when he linked up with a man named Stephen Fowler, who offered a way to finance Chisum’s proposed cattle dreams. John and his brothers scouted west where the future cattlemen became increasingly fascinated with the rolling hills, the seas of grass and the plentiful wildlife. Soon Chisum gathered together a sorry looking herd of maverick longhorns and declared that he was a cattleman. He was assigned a brand: the Long Rail, also known as the Fence-Rail, which was nothing more than a long line which was burned into the animal from shoulder to THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012

hip using a running iron. Still, the odd brand was visible up to half a mile away. When it was time to move farther west, the brother selected a location at Clear Creek Valley in north central Texas. However, it was John alone who made the full move taking three volunteer slaves to the new site where he built himself a headquarters for his new ranch, quartering his steers in the fields of waist-high grass. He began to gather and brand hundreds of maverick longhorns located on the expensive plains. By 1855, Chisum had built himself a large white house and brought in several Mulatto servants including a saucy young housekeeper named “Jensie” who after some time, occasionally shared his bed.

Over the next few years, Jensie presented Chisum with two daughters. The girls, Harriet and Almeada, were favorites around the isolated ranchhouse and had a trouble-free life until Chisum moved farther west. Jensie wanted to move to Gainsville with the girls, so John set up a bank account for the three and helped Jensie get established where it seems the young lady was quite happy since the growing town gave her opportunities to school the girls. Chisum continued to support the three although over the years his encounters became less and less. Not surprisingly, as Chisum’s herds grew, so did his problems with the Keechi, Commanche and other wandering Indians. Soon, Rustlers began raiding the outer reaches of his declared ranch areas. The Long Rail brand proved easy to alter by adding marks along the “rail” so Chisum devised an ear-cut that allowed the top half of the ear to remain rigid while the lower portion would dangle and “bob” when the animal moved. Soon the cattleman’s holdings became known as the “Jinglebob,” a title Chisum initially resisted. In 1857, Chisum made his first successful cattle drive. He moved more than a thousand head east where he received eight cents a pound, then considered a good price. The rancher’s herds continued to increase and despite several other successful drives, his herds needed more room. Additionally, the impending probability of war made the cattle increasingly VISION MAGAZINE

valuable. As the Civil War became a reality, Chisum began shipping cattle east to the Confederates, who at first paid with proper monies, but later advised Chisum that he would have to accept Confederate currency. The cattleman was unwavering until he was grudgingly paid as he demanded. It was on one of these eastward trips that he traded a spare horse for a 5-year-old Negro boy. The boy became almost a son to Chisum who named the lad Frank - Frank Chisum. During the war, the cattleman found it difficult to keep drovers and to assure payment for his deliveries. Additionally, there was a severe drought in his ranch area. As the war wound down, Chisum began to pursue a desire to move farther west into New Mexico territories. He had been advised that there were vast areas he could easily claim for his cattle. As a first step, he moved a herd of 1,500 steers to a new outpost in west Texas near the Concho and Colorado rivers, a place he named Trickham. Also, he heard news of a Goodnight/Loving drive to the Pecos River, which although quite difficult, proved to be profitable. When he heard the beeves in that drive brought 20 cents a pound, Chisum quickly began preparation for his own drive. It took most of the summer to prepare, but in early August, he and 25 drovers hit the dusty trail west. Even young Frank, who was becoming an accomplished cowhand, joined the drovers. Heading west, the heat

and absence of water holes caused increasing difficulties. At the Concho River, the drive was changed to movement during night hours so that, when stopped in the early morning, the animals could graze on grass heavy with dew. It was a difficult push, but despite the heat, dust and a severe stampede caused by a thunderstorm, they kept the weary animals moving, letting them set their own pace. The feared Apaches never appeared and only slightly behind schedule, the procession reached the Pecos River, which at that time, was a treacherous, turgid, roaring rush of water than Charlie Goodnight termed “the death of a cattleman’s dream!” With some losses, Chisum’s cowhands forced the somewhat rejuvenated animals across the angry stream, losing a few cattle to quicksand and several to standing pools of poison water. After their fill of the grass at the river, the group turned north. Keeping a constant watch for Indians, the procession continued north along the Pecos trailing until mid-September. The cattle grew fat and healthy grazing on the late summer vegetation. One area, just east of the river, particularly appealed to Chisum who announced to the group that this was it. Here he would set up his headquarters in a spot known as Bosque Grande. Soon the place bustled with the building activities Chisum always initiated wherever he went. In this lush local on the Pecos River, John Chisum began to build the west’s greatest cattle empire. PAGE 15


UFOLOGY

Should UFO enthusiasts be stoned to death?

Just about the time I start thinking I've heard every loony thing anyone could possibly say, somebody surprises me. Now I see, in Freedom Writers Magazine, that fundamentalist evangelist Pat Robertson once said, on television, that anyone believing in UFOs and space aliens should be put to death by stoning, "according to God's word." Specifically, Robertson said, of the moon and the

PAGE 16

stars, "These things, at best, are lifeless nothings, or, if they're intelligent, they're demonic." He goes on to quote some Bible passage that says one should search out anyone with beliefs in anything extraterrestrial "and stone to death that man or woman." (Presumably this would include astronomers.) Most of us, I suspect, would like to think that execution by stoning is no

longer the order of the day in the 21st century, at least in civilized societies. Countries like Saudi Arabia are another matter; in such places you can still be stoned to death for imagined infractions against someone's religious tenets. But apparently some people think the same should be happening here. Civilization can really spoil the fun we could be having under barbarism. Pat Robertson's remarks about the supposedly demonic nature of UFOs, and of any possibly existing alien life forms, exhibit a fatuousness that almost makes a sane person giddy to contemplate it. Given that thousands of pilots, radar operators, and other reliable witnesses have seen first-hand evidence of UFOs, this demonism theory makes me wonder

VISION MAGAZINE

whether those radar operators ought to report for work fortified with a sprig or two of wolf-bane, just to be safe. You never can tell when the radar screen is going to erupt with those demonic UFOs, those nasty old blips reeking of Beelzebub himself. If some people really think UFOs appearing in our skies are demonic or Satanic or whatever, I have to wonder if they might have reacted the same way if they had been on hand when electricity was discovered, or when the wheel was invented. Show some folks anything unfamiliar and their minds fill up with demons, I guess. Even for people who believe in such things (and, to be sure, some of us don’t), that ought to be a bit much, considering that we no longer live in the Middle

Ages. Or I thought we did not. In any case, the claim that UFOs and their pilots must be “evil” is unsupported by anything remotely resembling scientific evidence, which for my money is the only reliable way to know anything. And the notion that anyone taking UFOlogy seriously should be stoned to death goes way beyond doctrinaire foolishness. It borders on lunacy. One must recognize, of course, that the First Amendment guarantees anyone the right to speak as Pat Robertson does. But it also guarantees my right to say that we probably ought to pass the collection plate and offer people with his viewpoint some tickets on a time machine for a trip back to the third century, where they would feel more at home.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012


Vision Magazine 8-16-12